...While we've been on bizarre space news, did you see this one over at Mysterious Universe? Again, a few people sent me this one, and I have to admit, the story - if true - seems to have been deeply buried by the American lamestream media:

Mysterious Beam of Light Emerges from Plant Explosion

Now, while the article does not make it clear if the mysterious beam of light preceeded or followed the explosion at the electrical plant, logica would seem to imply that it preceeded, for in the second video showing the beam of light, the electrial power is still clearly on, whereas in the first video, the power is clearly off and there's been some sort of explosion and/or fire at the plant.

And here, of course, is where the theories get started:

It’s been well over a week since an electrical power plant substation exploded in Escanaba, Michigan, knocking out power and causing rolling blackouts for days. While power was eventually restored, very little information has been released about what might have caused it. Could it have anything to do with the bright beam of light seen shooting straight up out of the substation during the explosion?

The explosion occurred at 1:30 am on February 2nd in Escanaba, a city of about 13,000 residents located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The substation is near the city’s power plant and is run by the Escanaba City Electric Department. According to witnesses, the explosion and the beam of light lasted for several minutes. Power immediately went out throughout the city and residents were advised to keep non-electric furnaces going due to the cold weather or move to designated shelter areas.

So... according to the article, the beam of light was coming from the power plant either prior to, or during, the explosion. Then, it goes on to offer the following hypotheses by way of summarizing what apparently is the local and internet scuttlebutt on the subject:

"The plant is not a nuclear facility and no UFOs were reported in the area before or after the explosion or anywhere near the beam. No unusual weather was reported, although some wondered if the beam was a secret HAARP experiment.

"An interesting and somewhat sinister possibility has been suggested. In 2012, another mysterious explosion occurred in Alpena, Michigan, about 240 miles from Escanaba. That explosion, which was heard and felt by many in the area but was also not reported by the media, was centered at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and there were rumors that the center was being used by Russian special forces troops known as Spetsnaz. Why? As part of a secret plot to take down the U.S. power grid. Now there’s a mysterious power substation explosion in Escanaba. Hmm."

Now the mention of Russian Spetsnaz special forces in  the area does raise eyebrows, for it recalls the incident in California in the Silicon Valley area, where an electrical substation was deliberately targeted and professionally "taken out" by a small team of what were clearly people who knew exactly how to take it out, and escape, before local law enforcement could respond. The perpetrators - so far as we know - have never been apprehended nor - again so far as we know - has the California state intelligence or federal intelligence agencies released any lists of suspects.

But I think one can safely rule out Spetsnaz (and anyone else's) special forces, for the simple reason that some sort of exotic technology appears to be involved, and that there does appear to be some causal relationship between the beam of light and the explosion.

Here comes the high octane speculation part. If one looks at the video of the beam in question (which authorities are calling a light from a passing train! Ha! Back to the drawing board guys... the last time I looked, locomotive headlights don't point up into space, but parallel to the ground)... anyway, if one looks at the video at the beam in question, it would appear (1) to be cohered, i.e., it does not appear to be diffuse enough to be a beam light a spotlight, or to put it differently, it looks like a laser beam(which are usually not a pale blue white), being diffused by the atmosphere the further up one goes from the ground; (2) it thus appears brighter toward the ground, which (3) may have led the article's author or authors to conclude the beam was coming from the ground to the sky. But what if one were looking at a beam involving phase conjugation? In this case, the source could indeed by in the sky above, firing a phase conjugate beam down, and because of this, the beam will appear more cohered and less diffuse at the target and not the source of the beam.  How might this be accomplished? There have been a number of experiments going back quite a while involving the electrical polarization or ionization of the columnated air through which a cohered beam of electromagnetic energy - microwaves, infrared, red or green or other optically visible frequences of light, on into the ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma ray frequencies of light - might be beamed. The effect might be the same at the target end with either method (and indeed, they are related methods): an apparent intensification of the beam at the target end, making it look like the source. Thus, what would would actually be seeing in the "beam" of light is not the actual cohered beam of electromagnetic energy, but rather, the ionized column of air through which the beam passes, which, if the beam itself caused the explosion, would most likely have been in the non-visible requencies ranges (and for my money, at the high frequency end). THe messages - from whoever is sending them - would appear to be that "your power grid is terribly vulnerable to any number of interdiction techniques," from special ops teams to more "exotic methods."

And this implies two alternatives, which the article points out, either a source in space, or, some sort of bizarre, focused HAARP/ionospheric heater experiment gone wrong (or, perhaps, horribly right).  I am skeptical of the ionospheric heater explanation, which perhaps leaves a space-based source of some sort (barring  a ground-based interferometry system). Just because there were no visible UFOs or other space-platform, does not mean that such might not have been the case.

But in that case, the incident, comining as it does during a week of very bizarre and curious space news from Medvedev to Podesta, and strange NASA posters acclaiming international space cooperation on a poster loaded with Jedi Knights, light sabers, death stars, and Mars, does make one wonder: Did someone just test, or demonstrate something? And if so, who are they? As for the who, I don't think it was ET....

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. unclejed on February 17, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Could this be cross interference between an electricity supply grounded in the earth, and a separate electricity supply grounded in the atmosphere? Brought on by weather conditions and conductive particles in the atmosphere?

  2. Phillygale137 on February 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm
    I experienced this phenomenon (from the link above)several times in Michigan on freezing cold high humidity evenings. From the country roads, miles away from the city, you could see car headlights traveling and street lights changing color from red, green, to yellow. Could it be that the power plant explosion had a source of light from within just before the explosion and the atmospheric conditions were such to create this effect? It would appear especially bright if the plant is located in a rural area without a lot of other lights.

    • ShiningBrow on February 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      2 things… firstly, what is the power source of this light? Especially if it is coming from the power station (the one that provides power to lights… that just blew up…). And what sort of light would survive such an explosion?

      Secondly, I read about this effect, and it comes from the ice crystals in the air. I’m certainly no environmental physicist, but surely the heat from the explosion would strong effect on those ice crystals (ie, turn them to water particles) – certainly those near ground level where the light seems most intense…

      • Phillygale137 on February 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm

        The reports of the beam of light were pre-explosion.

  3. old97polarcat on February 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    As you can see in the link below, the “towering light” phenomenon had been going on for some time and appears to be increasing in frequency. I don’t see any reason to promote a technical explanation for this phenomenon rather than a “biological” one, meaning these lights may be alive, or, intelligent energy. The laughable Spetznatz in Michigan concept is, on its face, I would argue, a disinformation strategy to deflect attention from the fact that this phenomenon is not under human control.

  4. freefloater on February 17, 2015 at 8:35 am

    This looks plausible (though I do prefer more sinister possibilities).

  5. unclejed on February 17, 2015 at 5:47 am

    There is a constant shift between the red and blue ends of the spectrum. The atoms are spinning – releasing photons …. spin, spin, spin. What Dr Wood says, things that are hot, glow … but not everything that glows is hot!

  6. nobodyouwantoknow on February 17, 2015 at 12:27 am

    That’s an Od-Ray !

    The Deros are attacking from underground !

    Look to your feet for a warning !

  7. ShiningBrow on February 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My 2 cents worth…

    Firstly, there’s a lot of cloud cover, so *if* this beam did come from there, then there’s plenty of camouflage.

    Secondly, it would *appear* that this beam, nearest the ground, may be about 2 metres across – maybe focussing to even less than that at the ground. If you also look at the whole length of the beam, it is *dispersing* towards the clouds – or at least getting wider. If my estimation of the base is about right (ie, 2m) and it gets wider at the top, then either: a) – the beam starts around the ground and goes UP, b) the beam starts from something around cloud level, and starts at something only few metres wide, or c) it came from somewhere much higher up, in which case the original beam was MASSIVE. After all, if there was only a 10% increase in beam width in the 50m or so that we can see on the film/photos (and it’s a LOT more than that – closer to 100% increase – by my eyes), then over the range of 10km that’s one really wide beam…!!! Now, imagine the size of the vehicle that would be needed to produce such a beam (not to mention the power source!)

    Also, if this beam did come from above the clouds, then surely some aircraft may have seen it as well?? It certainly looks like it may have been visible for many miles…

    Anyway, those are quite a few ‘ifs’…. all of which could be complete BS :p

  8. MyPoustinia on February 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    When I saw the picture of the beam of light, I equated it as a Satelite-based weapon.

  9. Jon on February 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    The beam looks genuine, but that would be hard to prove, given the quality of video presented. Reminds one of that picture Hoagland had of the Mexican pyramid with the beam shooting out the top. (Which looked really fake to me.)

    Perhaps some back and forth is going on:

    You blow up our Escanaba plant, we blow up your Ukrainian chemical factory.

    Why Escanaba? That would be my first question. What is going on there? A nearby tactical training ground is mentioned, but what else of interest does this area offer?

    Maybe a “third party” trying to start a war?

    Somebody’s covert experiment at a substation gone wrong?

    A huge hoax to liven up the dreary rural life?

    A social engineering experiment – sitting back and analyzing the response for their big social programming database?

    We need a lot more info on this one.

  10. Aridzonan_13 on February 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Given MI is on our Northern border, it is not a stretch to infer that this was a Ruskie Star Wars based weapon. Used as a warning not to pursue our territorial goals within the old Warsaw Pact. Very interesting development. Yes, it is high octane speculation. But, it’s all we have. And I for one, am very grateful for it..

    • loisg on February 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Yes, I was thinking the same thing…

  11. amrta on February 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Tesla’s Death Ray, as I recall, involved conjugation/resonance of two separate beams from different points of origin, becoming death-dealing at their point of intersection.

    Perhaps someone is saying, “Look, we’ve got them too!” Since, for sure, the US SDI has had them in space for some now, and undoubtably has demonstrated their effectiveness to laggard nations that seem to have reservations about GMO, IMF and other instruments of American good will.

  12. nines on February 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I would say this looks more as though there’s a phase-conjugate mirror in the substation itself.

  13. loisg on February 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    WWIII will be fought with weapons like these, now I’m not suggesting we’re in the middle of any such thing, but considering the stress between Russia and the US these days, maybe we need to start focusing our attention on these methods as something more than just a rogue group somewhere playing with their toys. This is one reason that I think the conflict in the Ukraine is a distraction to keep people looking to these old weapons and missing what’s really occurring.
    I can’t see an elite group in the US doing this in Michigan, they would pull a stunt like this against their foes, whoever that might be.

    • Blue Dragon Lord on February 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Yes sure make light of this but remember World War IV shall be fought with sticks and stones

      • loisg on February 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        Not sure about your comment, as I was not making light of anything.

        • justawhoaman on February 17, 2015 at 8:25 am

          I don’t believe he was making light of anything. The point is that if WWIII progresses, our planet will be reduced back to the stone age: hence, sticks and stones. We are at that point that we either “get it” and insist that all this waving weapons at each other stops completely, or we will be reduced to vapor as the Breakaways retreat to another planet… probably as they did the last time.


  14. Robert Barricklow on February 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Wrong BEAM Scotty!

    • Robert Barricklow on February 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      As Dr. Farrell has written in his works, this is another tell-tale-sign in the tea leaves of the on-going covert wars; flying under mainstream radar, yet captured on the high-octane charts for those seeking & understanding today’s world.

  15. Cassandane on February 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Explosion and power outages notwithstanding, they are lucky to be able to put credence in the statement that “no UFOs were reported in the area”. Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had only the briefest glimpses of the sky for months – since summer, really. All sorts of things could be flying around above the thick grey cloud cover in these permanently overcast skies and no one would know. I have begun to wonder whether that might be another benefit to chemtrail spraying: hiding whatever is going on up there.

  16. marcos toledo on February 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Was this a Non-European ethnic community or a White Trash one being used by our military-industrial complex as lab rats. What they can’t find some off shore community to test their latest military toys on. Or are local lab rats are less likely to complain or more easier to intimate into silence.

  17. basta on February 16, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Wow! Lasers from space!

    But honestly, this is the hi-tech equivalent of shooting stop signs on backroads in the boondocks at 1:30 am on a Sunday morning, to be sure you won’t get caught in the act… oh wait, it did happen at 1:30 am on a Sunday morning in the boonies! Well, knock me over with a feather! (It’s Space Command trying out a new toy.)

  18. kitona on February 16, 2015 at 5:15 am

    “Escanaba in da Moonlight” ???
    What does Jeff Daniels know that we don’t?

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